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Devi, the Great Goddess of India, is beautiful, beneficent, terrifying, all-powerful, and glorious. Ubiquitous in India\`s social and spiritual fabric, she has, over the millennia, been painted, sculpted, carved, and wrought from silver and bronze in myriad shapes and forms. Devi: The Great Goddess brings together 120 of these diverse examples of Devi and a group of distinguished essayists who explore facets of Devi worship and tradition, including ritual, architecture, literature, history, and contemporary issues such as feminism and gender politics. The book appeals to readers compelled by the exploration and interpretation of the art, religion, and history of India Printed Pages: 408. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 100205
Inhaltsangabe: Devi, the Great Goddess of India is beautiful, beneficent, terrifying, all-powerful, and glorious. Ubiquitous in India's social and spiritual fabric, she has, over the millennia, been painted, sculpted, carved, and wrought from silver and bronze in a myriad of shapes and forms. Devi: The Great Goddess brings together one hundred and twenty of these diverse examples of Devi and a group of distinguished essayists who explore facets of Devi worship and tradition, including ritual, architecture, literature, history and contemporary issues such as feminism and gender politics.
From a terra-cotta goddess figurine dating to 100 B.C. to "At the Hub of Things" (1987), a monumental contemporary sculpture by Anish Kapoor, to twentieth-century folk art figurines, the beauty and diversity of the art of the Great Goddess showcased here testify to her continual and powerful presence in the life of India. "India is a land of stories, " asserts Thomas Coburn, author of "The Threefold Vision of the Devi Mahatmya, " the principle sacred text devoted to worship of the Great Goddess. A land of stories, vibrant history, and extraordinary art, India is home to Devi, the Great Goddess, celebrated in this volume with stories, poems, scholarship, and lavish illustrations. The book will appeal to readers compelled by the exploration and interpretation of the art, religion, and history of India.
From Booklist: Devi, the Great Goddess, "is encountered in manifold guises" and has "a thousand names," writes Dehejia, chief curator at the Freer and Arthur M. Sackler Galleries, in this splendidly detailed and animated study of the reigning Hindu female deity. In a set of enlightening essays that track the evolution of South Asian goddess worship from ancient times on into the present, Dehejia and her distinguished contributors consider a cross-section of Devi's (or Kali's, Durga's, Kumari's, and Lhamo's) diverse manifestations as found in India, Nepal, and Tibet. George Michell conducts a well-illustrated tour of notable Devi temples; Dennis Hudson chronicles Devi worship rituals; and Tapati Guha-Thakurta analyzes modern representations. Poetry dedicated to Devi is also translated and discussed, and then there are the glorious art works: sculptures and paintings of the Great Goddess as a warrior, wreathed in snakes or brandishing swords; a benefactress, virginal and nurturing; or a cosmic beauty, both voluptuous and threatening. In this time of increased awareness of female divinities, Devi, mercurial and powerful, retains her vitality and allure for Hindu and non-Hindu alike. Donna Seaman
Titel: Devi: The Great Goddess (Female Divinity in ...
Verlag: Mapin Publishing Pvt Ltd
Buchbeschreibung München, Prestel Verlag., 1999. 4°. 31 cm. 408 Seiten. Original-Leinenband mit Original-Schutzumschlag. 1. Auflage. Englischsprachige Ausgabe. Schutzumschlag mit Einriss. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. English language edition. Original cloth binding with dust jacket. Dust jacket with tear. Nearly fine copy. Artikel-Nr. 52754CB
Buchbeschreibung München, Prestel, 1999. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. sehr gut erhalten Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2768 Gebundene Ausgabe/, Original-Leinen, mit Schutzumschlag, 408 Seiten mit zahlr. Ill. ; 31 cm x 28 cm - (hardcover with jacket, 408 pp with ill., verry good condition). Artikel-Nr. 39540
Buchbeschreibung Washington, D. C. Sackler Gallery, 1999. Roter Leineneinband mit farbig ill. OSchutzumschlag. 408 Seiten mit zahlreichen s/w und farbigen Abbildungen. Format 28,5 x 31 cm. Verlagsfrisches Exemplar! Katalog zur gleichnamigen Ausstellung. In englischer Sprache. Artikel-Nr. AEK13945